Poco Review - NYC
Poco is a hot spot for brunch in Manhattan. To get a reservation there, you have to make it at least a month in advance OR be lucky enough that someone cancels when you’re browsing OpenTable. Gals That Brunch NYC was so excited to have the opportunity to brunch there as a group.
The morning was cloudy, but unseasonably warm -- mid 50s in March. Nine ladies showed up to brunch at Poco and it did not disappoint. Some did the bottomless option with an entree and others opted for a cup of coffee with their delicious meal. As a large group, there is a set price for the bottomless + entree or just entree option. Poco was nice enough to let us do a 2 hour brunch, which was not one of its original options (it offers 1.5 hour and 3 hour).
The bottomless drinks include Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Sangria (red and white). The Bloody Mary had a nice kick to it without being too spicy and was garnished with a lemon slice and a blue cheese stuffed olive. The Mimosas were large and strong, served in a mason jar. We can’t forget about the Sangria. The Sangria was so refreshing with small bites of fruit in every glass. Our awesome server kept the drinks flowing the whole two hours we were there.
Everything sounded amazing and each entree had a bit of a twist.
The menu offers options such as: three variations of the classic Benedict, a Truffle Mushroom Omelet, “The Cure” (a dish that will apparently cure your hangover), and a few other items.
A few of the ladies went the for Guacamole Benedict, which was a bit of a mix between the now popular Avocado Toast and a Benedict. Poco uses crispy arepas as the base and no Hollandaise sauce.
Others opted for the Poco Benedict. Similar to the Guacamole Benedict, it is made with crispy arepas and has chorizo and cheese topped with a pimento Hollandaise sauce (yum!). Both Benedicts were the talk of the table!
One gal ordered the French Toast, which was thick cut toast drizzled with a banana glaze and topped with fresh seasonal fruit. It looked so mouthwatering!
All of the gals agreed that we would definitely return to Poco! One even described the food as “yumtastic”. Overall, Poco offers a good value for a boozy bottomless brunch with strong drinks and flavorful, unique eats.